Machakos governor Alfred Mutua has said Tanga Tanga politicians are in a dilemma on whether to support or oppose the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) Bill and are fence-sitting.
In a statement shared on his Twitter page on Thursday, February 25, the Maendeleo Chap Chap (MCC) party leader claimed the team associated with Deputy President William Ruto won’t come out publicly to oppose the bill but may do so through proxies.
“They (Tanga Tanga) are fence-sitting, I believe they will not come out to oppose BBI.
After over 40 counties endorsed the BBI Bill in what was a major win for President Uhuru Kenyatta and his handshake partner Raila Odinga, some Tanga Tanga leaders claimed BBI was not a priority as their focus was still on the hustler nation.
Kericho senator Aaron Cheruiyot said he was not concerned about the overwhelming support of the initiative by the counties.
“The hustler nation’s position on BBI remains the same. It is not a priority. It is the least of our concern what the system decides to do with it. Celebrate all you want. Eyes on the prize for us. Emancipation of the hustlers by all means,” he tweeted.
Elgeyo-Marakwet senator Kipchumba Murkomen on the other hand claimed the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) proponents were competing against themselves and should not be excited about the passing of the bill.
“Why are BBI promoters excited and overjoyed? When you are running on your own, how are you celebrating that you won?” he posed.